Electoral district of Adelaide
South Australia—House of Assembly
Electoral district of Adelaide (green) in the Greater Adelaide area
|Party||Liberal Party of Australia|
|Namesake||Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen|
|Area||23.4 km2 (9.0 sq mi)|
Adelaide is an electorate for the South Australian House of Assembly which consists of the Adelaide city centre and suburbs in the inner north and inner north east: North Adelaide, Walkerville, Gilberton, Medindie, Medindie Gardens, Thorngate, Fitzroy, Ovingham, most of Prospect up to Regency Road, and parts of Collinswood and Nailsworth. The electorate covers an area of approximately 23.4 km². The boundaries have been the same for the past three elections. A significant redistribution prior to the 1985 election saw the Labor two-party vote reduced from 66 percent to 47 percent, transforming it from a safe Labor seat to a notional marginal Liberal seat. However, Labor retained the seat at the 1985 election, albeit as their most marginal seat, before losing it at the 1989 election. Adelaide changed hands at the 2002 election, one of two gains that assisted Labor in forming government, before changing hands again at the 2010 election.
The federal division of Adelaide covers a similar but larger area. The electorate's name comes from the city which it encompasses, Adelaide is named after Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen, the German born Queen consort of the King of England, King William IV. Adelaide has been used as a district name since 1902, however the seat changed from multi-member to single-member as of 1938.
Members for Adelaide
|Four-member electorate (1902–1915)|
|Lewis Cohen||1902–1906||William Joseph Denny||Labor||1902–1905||Hugh Dixson||1902–1905||Johann Scherk||1902–1905|
|William Ponder||Labor||1905–1915||Ernest Roberts||Labor||1905–1908||James Sellar||Labor||1905–1906|
|Bill Denny||Labor||1906–1915||Reginald Blundell||Labor||1907–1915|
|Three-member electorate (1915–1938)|
|Bill Denny||Labor||1915–1933||Reginald Blundell||Labor||1915–1918||John Gunn||Labor||1915–1917|
|Douglas Bardolph||Lang Labor||1933–1938||Robert Dale||Lang Labor||1933–1938||Tom Howard||Lang Labor||1933–1938|
|Doug Bardolph||Independent Labor||1938–1944|
|South Australian state election, 2014: Adelaide|
|Dignity for Disability||Anna Tree||748||3.5||+1.6|
|Total formal votes||21,654||98.0||+1.8|
- "Statistical Record of the Legislature 1836 to 2009". Parliament of South Australia.
- 2014 State Election Results – Adelaide, ECSA.
- 2014 State Election Results – Adelaide, ABC.
- ABC profile for Adelaide: 2014
- ECSA profile for Adelaide: 2014
- Poll Bludger profile for Adelaide: 2014